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I’m Still Awake, Still: Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson

Reviewed by Kathy Kozlowski, Readings Carlton

A loving bedtime story told in lively watercolour illustrations set against a deep blue, sleepy wash. Fiddy, in his rainbow pyjamas, has trouble letting go of all the bright things that surround him …

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Mistik Lake: Martha Brooks

Reviewed by Athina Clarke, Readings Port Melbourne

Mistik Lake is a special book that demands uninterrupted devotion. It will be greedily consumed in one or two gulps; but for long after, it’s affects will be savoured. This is a beautifully told bitt…

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Live Apples: Paul Kelly

Reviewed by James Power, Readings St Kilda

Australia’s favourite troubadour and his excellent band perform his most recent cracker of an album in it’s entirety plus 16 more Paul Kelly faves and rarities such as Careless, To Her Door, Deeper W

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Swimming In A Sea Of Death: David Rieff

Reviewed by Sybil Nolan, Freelance Editor and Reviewer

In this noteworthy book, journalist David Rieff sets out to record his mother, Susan Sontag’s state of mind after she was diagnosed with terminal blood cancer. It’s an extraordinarily ambitious under…

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The Odd Couple: Gnarls Barkley

Reviewed by Jasmin Strickland, Readings Hawthorn

I know Crazy was a huge, huge sick-to-the-gills-with-it hit, but give this album a go anyway! I love listening to Cee-Lo Green’s fantastic gospel gravelly-edged vocals. I love the funky drive of Dang…

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Texas: Sarah Hay

Reviewed by Sally Keighery, Program Coordinator of CAE Book Groups

Fans of 2001 Vogel winner Sarah Hay will be pleased to learn that her second novel has a distinctly Australian flavour. Set on a remote Kimberly cattle station during the 1980s, Texas charts the live…

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Musk and Byrne: Fiona Capp

Reviewed by Vicky Booth, Program Administrator of CAE Book Groups

Award-winning Australian author Fiona Capp (That Oceanic Feeling) has ventured into the eventful world of historical fiction with her new novel. Set in 1860s Victoria, its heroine is Jemma Musk, an i…

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The Story of Forgetting: Stefan Merril Block

Reviewed by Belinda Monypenny, Developmental Editor at Cengage Learning

Abel Haggard is the only one left on the family farm in Dallas. His hermetic life is slowly closing in around him as he watches the years fall away, hoping his estranged daughter will return. Seth Wa…

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Stanley and Sophie: Kate Jennings

Reviewed by Olivia Mayer, Freelance Reviewer

After the death of her husband, two beguiling, energetic and demanding bundles of bravado bound into Kate Jennings’s life. Stanley and Sophie – the story of two border terriers in New York – is the r…

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Taking Pictures: Anne Enright

Reviewed by Chris Gordon, Readings Events Coordinator

Anne Enright is a passionate writer who describes real life like you would to your best friend – only, with elegance and a turn of phrase that creates an immediate picture. Her stories are about dea…

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